Asian stocks slumped on Thursday, dragged down by South Korean tech shares.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares fell 0.6 percent, with South Korea's Kospi index on track to tumble 1.6 percent. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.3 percent.
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index dipped 0.2 percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 0.2 percent and the Shanghai Composite Index also lost 0.3 percent.